- The Purpose of Creation : Why are we here? What is the purpose of life and creation as a whole? This book examines the attempts by various cultures and religions to answer the question of the purpose of life, and it compares the scriptures of the major world faiths on this burning issue. The result is a fascinating discussion in a book that you will not want to put down until you reach the last page.
- How Can I Get Closer to Allah? What every Muslim woman needs to know about her menses and after giving birth : Whenever a Muslim woman has a question about her religion, she should seek the answer in the Qur’an (Allah’s revealed Word) and the Sunnah (the example in word and deed) of His Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). If the answer is not found in these two sources, she should look to trustworthy Muslim scholars for help. She is encouraged to read, study, and learn as much as she can about her religion, for the search for religious knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim individual.
A Muslim woman who is learning about her religion finds out quickly that the menstrual period and the period of bleeding after childbirth (postpartum bleeding) are times for her to leave off certain acts of worship such as formal prayer and fasting. It is important for believing women to be aware of exactly which acts are forbidden and which ones are permitted to them in these situations.
Backbiting and Its Adverse Effects : We cannot escape the fact that backbiting affects us all. We have all been victims and, we must be honest, we have all been guilty of this sin. But it is not a matter to be taken lightly; backbiting can wreck lives and shatter communities.
Islam is a practical faith that recognizes the human condition and offers achievable remedies to the problems that beset us. Every human society faces the problem of backbiting, and Islam shows us how to tackle it in a sensible and humane manner. Husayn al-Awayishah has researched this topic in depth, and has presented a concise guide to the evils of backbiting and what can be done about it.
This book may make for uncomfortable reading, but the topic is one that every one of us has to face up to
- Manhiyyat: Prohibitions In Islam : Allah has decreed in His book, the Qur’an, and in the Sunnah of His prophet (Pbuh) what is allowed and what is prohibited. Every Muslim is therefore commanded to learn his religion in general and these prohibitions in particular. The main purpose behind these prohibitions is to promote good virtues and eradicate evil and malicious deeds. In Manhiyyat: Prohibitions in Islam, author Muhammad Salih AlMunajjid discusses the prohibitions in Islam and analyzes ways to avoid them. He also explains the varying degrees of prohibitions within Islam such as haram (forbidden) and makrooh (disliked). This is a good read for anyone.